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Dr. Margaret Sawires, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist,

PSY 26208


Dr. Sawires earned both her Masters and Doctorate degrees from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Diego.  Beyond that, she achieved post-doctoral specialization in Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center.  She has over 19 years of experience serving the San Diego community.  She's worked with very diverse populations, in various clinical settings, including inpatient hospital facilities, crisis homes, out-patient clinics, school counseling centers, and private practice.  Outside of her clinical work, she is a supervisor for her staff, remains active serving as a mentor for budding, psychologists-in-training, as an occasional instructor, and a board member for continued education.  While Dr. Sawires specializes in Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic psychotherapy, she utilizes modalities to fit the needs of each of her patients uniquely.   

Dr. Tina Tram, Ph.D.
Registered Psychological Associate,*
PSB 94024797


Dr. Tina Tram earned both her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University (AIU), San Diego.  She has worked in clinical settings as a clinician, program evaluator, and coordinator.  Her experience has ranged from dual diagnosis outpatient facilities, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, working with active duty service members, as well as the underserved Asian population of San Diego, at the Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC). She has completed an APA internship at Wellspan Philhaven CBT in York, PA, where she primarily worked with adolescents and adults in behavioral medicine and community behavioral health.  Previously, she has served as a clinical researcher at UCSD and statistics tutor for her fellow graduate students at AIU. She has considerable training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Humanistic, Relational, and Trauma-Focused therapies. She is a recent graduate of the Fellowship program at the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center, where she deepened her skills even further.  Her approach is sincere and comprehensive, taking into account a combination of factors including biological, psychological, and sociocultural issues that may impact the struggles her patients face. She is also able to provide services in Vietnamese.


Dr. Jessica Garcia, Psy.D.
Registered Psychological Associate,*
PSB 94025420


Dr. Jessica Garcia earned both her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. The experience she has gained over the last decade has been both broad and eclectic. She has worked as part of an interdisciplinary team at various settings, ranging from UCSD hospital, school districts, trauma-focused clinics, rehabilitation centers, as well as private practice. While her training has been vast, she predominantly champions modalities that are holistic and contribute to a vibrant life of both mental and physical wellness. Her clinical experience has been in the realms of both treatment and assessments, working effectively with adolescents, adults, with an emphasis on members of the U.S. Military and their families.  Dr. Garcia has proficiency in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), as well as Trauma-Focused therapies. Dr. Garcia is also a current Fellow at the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center, where she plans to expand her skills even further. Her style is integrative, diligent, and highly strength-based. She is also able to offer services in Spanish. 

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Dr. Candice Silveira, Psy.D.
Registered Psychological Associate,*
PSB 94026075



Dr. Candice Silveira [she, her, hers] earned both her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology, with a Child and Family Emphasis at the California Professional School of Psychology at Alliant International University (AIU), San Diego. She has worked in clinical positions as a clinician, student supervisor, and instructor. Dr. Silveira’s experiences have ranged from working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings. This has included schools, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and long-term outpatient clinics. She has experience working with military members, voluntary sex workers,  family systems, and community systems. Dr. Silveira actively aims to incorporate decolonized perspectives into her practice to support people with an array of experiences.  She has considerable training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT),  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Relational Therapy.  Dr. Silveira has completed a Fellowship at the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center and an APA internship at a community clinic in Oakland, CA. Engagement in these training programs gave her the ability to apply Psychoanalytic theory into therapeutic practice with individuals and family systems. Her approach is sincere, as she integrates openness, awareness, and inclusivity into all of her work. Dr. Silveira is skilled at delicately holding different factors of lived experiences (such as:  neurotypicality/ neurodivergence, social implications, systemic elements, gender identity, culture, socio-economic status, and transgenerational trauma, to name a few) to support individuals, as they navigate their personal and collective trials of life.


Dr. Tess O'Neil, Psy.D.
Registered Psychological Associate,*

Currently scheduling appointments for May 2023


Dr. Tess O’Neil earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA.  Her research interests and dissertation focused on survivors of suicide, people who have lost a loved one to death by suicide, and how their adaptation to such a traumatic loss has impacted their identities.  Dr. O’Neil has spent several years working in various university counseling settings, providing individual and group services for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as crisis intervention and campus outreach partnerships.  Dr. O’Neil has also had an array of clinical experiences with adolescents, adults, and couples in outpatient community clinics.  Additionally, Dr. O’Neil has provided clinical mentorship and supervision for clinicians in the early stages of their graduate training.  Most recently, Dr. O’Neil worked in case management for inpatient active duty military service members seeking treatment for substance use, mood disorders, psychosis, trauma, and dual diagnoses.  Dr. O’Neil most often utilizes Psychodynamic and Relational-Cultural therapeutic approaches in her work with patients, but believes strongly in meeting patients where they are and adjusting personal style of practice to match what patients need.  Dr. O’Neil takes pride in approaching her professional work with sincerity, openness, curiosity, humility, humor, and empathy.  She values patients' opportunity to tell their stories as an important element of their humanity, and sees this as a critical foundation of her work as a clinician.

*Registered Psychological Associate:  This is a term designated for clinicians advanced in their clinical training, but who are not yet licensed and able to provide services independently.  They are working towards their final requirements for licensure, are supervised by Dr. Margaret Sawires directly, and are employees of her independent practice.  They have been thoroughly screened and registered through the Board of Psychology for this position.  

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